Manayunk Canal: Past, Present, and Future

Produced by: 
Manayunk Neighborhood Council
Year: 
2009
Duration: 
00:10:35

Individual Film Price:

Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $49.95
K-12 & Public Libraries DVD | $49.95
Home Video DVD License – Restrictions Apply | $20.00

 


Precious Places Compilation Price:

This video is available for purchase as part of a Precious Places Community History Project Vol.4 compilation DVD.

Higher Education Institutions & Government Agency DVD | $139.00
K-12 & Public Libraries DVD | $79.00
Home Video DVD License – Restrictions Apply | $20.00

 

 


Scribe Video Center Program:

The Precious Places Community History Project is a community oral history project inviting members of the Philadelphia region's many neighborhoods to document the buildings, public spaces, parks, landmarks and other sites that hold the memories of our communities and define where we live. Precious Places teaches the video production process to participating groups, fostering projects authored by those who intimately know the featured neighborhoods.

 


Humanities Scholar: Rebekah Buchanan

Production Facilitator: Rob Kates

 


Film Story:

The now-stagnant water that borders Manayunk's Main Street has shaped many neighborhood histories―the industrial development of the waterfront, the eventual flight of its factories, and the shifting character of a residential community. “The Manayunk Canal: Past, Present, and Future” describes the ways Manayunk grew up around its canal, from the textile mills it supported at the turn of the 1900’s to the many forms of recreation it provides today. The canal has entered a new chapter of that story, initiated by a city promise to restore the canal's broken locks and controversial plans to continue a condo development on Venice Island. In a critique of the new waterfront construction, the video asks that Manayunk’s continued growth be respectful of the work that has been done to make the waterfront a beloved public space.

 


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